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- Episode #326
- Installing window boxes on brick siding, making plumbing connections, installing a "drip strip" … more
- Episode #325
- Installing fluorescent light fixtures, landscaping software, replacing an aluminum baseboard heat cover
- Episode #324
- Installing an electronic air cleaner, removing ice from a walkway, venting a bathroom fan.… more
- Episode #323
- Clearing a clogged vent stack, building a backyard ice rinks… more
- Episode #322
- Riding lawnmowers, garbage disposers, and replacing a rotting wooden threshold… more
- Episode #321
- Installing a 220 volt receptacle, gardening hand tools, and installing a macerating toilet… more
- Episode #320
- Leveling a floor, fixing a leaky water shut-off valve, air compressors… more
- Episode #319
- Composting, and removing a house trap… more
- Episode #318
- Unclogging bathtub drains, exploring alternatives to window weights and planting a low-maintenance garden … more
- Episode #317
- Replacing rotted deck balusters, and connecting an icemaker, and stripping wallpaper
- Episode #316
- Replicating moldings, fixing an unlevel patio, and stripping wallpaper
- Episode #315
- Replacing an old storm window, winterizing shrubs, and using carbon monoxide detectors
- Episode #314
- Repairing a glass door, and pruning a Pin Oak
- Episode #313
- Planting a new lawn, and replacing a kitchen sink
- Episode #312
- Repairing cracked stucco, cleaning a lawnmower, and installing a dehumidifier pump
- Episode #311
- Learning about ladder safety and rebuilding a crumbling retaining wall
- Episode #310
- Silencing a noisy toilet, cutting crown molding, and replacing broken tile
- Episode #309
- Repairing leaky valves, replacing a cellar door, and repairing a leaky drip irrigation hose
- Episode #308
- Installing adjustable shelves, identifying a plastic guard for a tree trunk, and testing your soil before planting
- Episode #307
- Relacing a water heater's anode rod, installing a rain diverter, identifying a gutter cleaner and no-caulk flashing, and installing thermostatic valves on steam radiators
- Episode #306
Original Air Date: Week of November 8, 2004
General contractor Tom Silva helps spruce up the front of homeowner Stacy Keller's Acton, Massachusetts, house by building window boxes for flowers. Then Tom, along with landscaping contractor Roger Cook, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, and host Kevin O'Connor ask, "What is it?" Then Roger installs sod to create a brand-new lawn in the backyard of Needham, Massachusetts, homeowner Peter Burdick, just in time for his family's annual barbecue.
Tom shows a homeowner how to build two new window boxes using medium density overlay (MDO) plywood. Tom measured the window openings and cut the material to the appropriate size using a circular saw and a straightedge. He glued the pieces together using a polyurethane glue and ceramic-coated deck screws. He then fastened the window boxes to the house using galvanized steel brackets and scrap pieces of MDO.
MDO plywood, circular saws, cordless drills, ceramic-coated deck screws, galvanized steel brackets, and sawhorses can be purchased at your local lumber yard or home center
What Is It?
Tom, Roger, Richard, and Kevin examined an unusual item and tried to guess how it's used.
Where to Find It
Roger showed a device for holding a cordless drill to keep hands free while using an extension ladder. It is manufactured by:
New Lawn With Sod
Roger helps a homeowner get a new lawn in time for his Fourth of July barbecue by helping install sod.
Where to Find It
Professional turf landscape
Lebanon Seaboard Corp.
P.O. Box 2
Slocum, RI 02877
Grub hoes, wheelbarrows, roto-tillers, level-head rakes, lime, disposable snap-off blades, and sod can be purchased at your local garden center, nursery, or home center
Aged-leaf compost can be found at your local garden center, nursery, or municipal composting facility
- Episode #305
- Removing damaged bolts and screws; creating a walkway edge; What Is It?; jacking up a porch to fix a rotting post
- Episode #304
- Cutting a kitchen pass-through; What Is It?; stopping a toilet from running… more
- Episode #303
- Repairing a fence, restoring hot water by fixing an anti-scald valve, and installing a keyless chuck on an older drill
- Episode #302
- Replacing a clogged trap, brick walkway patterns, and covering a cracked ceiling with drywall
- Episode #301
- Edging a garden bed, choosing drill bits, identifying a nail finder, and how to use a fire extinguisher. … more